December 2012 Archive


“Be Fruitful and Multiply” — God and Ross Douthat

By Marie Burns: What with the New York Times being a secular rag, in his sermonette today, the paper's Vatican correspondent Brother Ross Douthat eschews the Biblical verse and merely asks American women to have “More Babies, Please.” Nice that he writes “please.” Other than that, what a crock.


Shorter Ross Douthat: Birth More Babies, Bitches!

By Imani Gandy: Have a goddamn seat, sir. Ross Douthat has (yet again) penned a piece befitting his nickname “Douchehat.” In his latest spectacularly abysmal attempt to ...

Newspaper Strike 1963

The Long Good-Bye

By Scott Sherman: Fifty years ago this month, striking printers shut down seven New York City newspapers. The strike would last for 114 days and helped to kill four of those newspapers.


Why Does the Media Make Our Generals Into Heroes When the Wars They Commanded Are Failures?

By Tom Engelhardt: He was “an ascetic who... usually eats just one meal a day, in the evening, to avoid sluggishness. He is known for operating ...

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Out At The New York Times: Gays, Lesbians, AIDS And Homophobia Inside America’s Paper Of Record

By Michelangelo Signorile: “Out at The New York Times: Gays, Lesbians, AIDS and Homophobia Inside America’s Newspaper of Record” is an article I wrote for The ...

Gay at the Times

By Jennifer Vanasco: On Wednesday, The New York Times’s LGBT employee affinity group commemorated a cover story about the paper that ran in the Advocate 20 years ago. Called, “Out at The New York Times: Gays, Lesbians, AIDS, and Homophobia Inside America’s Newspaper of Record”...

Drone over Pakistan

NYT Undercounts Drone Deaths in Pakistan

By Peter Hart: The New York Times editorial page (11/30/12) weighs in on the Obama administration's drone policies. What the paper wants is more accountability: The government "must ...

Slave Holder

Thomas Jefferson: Creepy, or Redeemed by the Declaration of Independence?

By Samir Chopra: The Thomas Jefferson nightmare is on us again. Was the Mother of All Founding Fathers a dastardly racist, and perhaps worse, a hypocrite to boot? Paul ...

The Tax Burden

By Martin Hart-Landsberg: The New York Times published a very interesting article on taxes.  Most importantly it is accompanied by great graphics illustrating the changing tax burden of households by ...